NOTICE XmasSavingsClub >>■!■ Pamphlet Inside. rtMk ri'i>i'fH"iit:iti\ e will he :<t the factory front offlee from 2 M to 1 .30 next i :i\ day. WADCO ^SS2^q? NEWS Volume 3 Plainville, Mass., Jan. 6, 1922 Number 1 HNm ■ ^sB ■■/ ^M-&£ IBB fc* :: ■M ■■■ pfifts^^^^^^ Mi ffi Mr. Sturoiis C. Rice I'lauwii i.k, Mass. Mr. Chaklk* A. Whiting Sales Manager, 1'i.ainvii.i.e Mr. Frank £.. vVhitino Chicago Some of the Members of the Whiting & Davis Co. Sales Organization who extend to all A fijapmj ano flraapcroua Nero $ear. The Holiday Retail Trade New Year's Resolutions A canvass of principal retailers shows Christmas Shopping this year had a healthfully strong tone. R. H. Stearns report Xmas business, as measured by sales, ahead of last Xmas, and 1921 a year ahead of 1920. -Jordan Marsh Co., reports Xmas business beyond expectations ;n id better than last year. R. H. Whi e has found its Xmas business "phenomenally good" as compared with expectations. A. Shuman & Co. says tli is is the largest Xmas trade in h story of store. E. W. Hodgson of "Hodgson, Kennard & Co., Jewel- ers," estimates 25 per cent, more bus- iness done this December than De- cember of last year. Considerably under the same month in 1919, prac- tically on the same level as Christmas season of 1918 and decidedly better than average of previous years. THE VV. & D. TKADE MARK Two new marking machines have been completed, and one installed, to be used in the factory office in putting on the new Whiting & Davis Co., trade mark. These do away with the previous method of using a steel sten- cil in conjunction with a hammer to mark goods. All Whiting & Davis mesh bags must bear the trade mark before shipping to comply with our advertising. Once again comes an opportune time to resolve to change those things which ''Conscience" does not ap- prove. Make your New Year's reso- lutions, determine to carry them through and you will think more of y< urself for the effort. If you fail, there is satisfaction in trying and you will be the better man or woman for it. How do you like the following? The coming year in the factory I will do my best to make my work "Quality Work" and produce to my utmost, thereby giving to those de- pendent on me, and myself, more of the good things of life which are bought with the wages I earn, not forgetting that I have a mind to use and two good hands with which to labor and create value. And keep on trying. ___ SERVICE BRANCH HAS XMAS TREE The employees of the Service Branch presented their foreman, Mr. Arthur Boncker with a beautiful Cold Mounted Fountain Pen. He said he was greatly pleased with the gift and gave those present to understand that lie greatly appreciated thespirit which prompted it. Miss Reynolds was re- membered. A $5 gold piece was pre- sented by the girls. A grab box was held and general good time observed. Bag Topics Who's Holding You Down? Ability. Selling Goods The Rainbow End. ■ By Harry B. Rowan- Feel you can't get ahead, someone holding you down ? Why not look in- to your condition with an open mind. Have you tried to raise yourself from your present position or just wished it? Bestir yourself and consider how you can make your services more val- uable, the reward will come later. Bear in mind you are gelling some- thing which will be paid for according to its value. In a certain large cor poration there is a meeting of execu- tives held yearly to determine those fitted for advancement and those who have fallen by the wayside. Disposi- tion is made accordingly. Just how much does your ability mean to you? Are you making the most of it? Some say. " I'm doing the best I can," but are you? To those who think they can do no more than they arc doing at present, isn't it p<>s Bible they have the wrong perspec- tive! There are many ways a thing can be done. Tubs Over WADCO NEWS Wadco News Published Semi-Monthly by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co. Plainville, Mass. Editor H. B. Rowan jlssociale Editors Middleboro Factory Lawreoce Cook Canadian Factory Phoebe Havey Sol'd Mesh Dept. Rita Abrauu Unsol'd Mesh Dept. Dick Barton .Mesh Dept. Ted Peterson Stamp Dept. Erwfu Sylvia Tool Dept. Frauk Brown Bench Dept. Hattie Goodwin ) Frauces Peuuimau f COMMERCIAL PRESS-PRINTERS WADCO CIRCULATION Thirteen hundred copies of the Xmas issue of the Wadco were dis- tributed. Many expressed themselves favorably on it. Let all unite to make it what it should be, a family paper, bringing into close touch those who are in any way identified with the \Y. & D. Co. THE WADCO SOLICITS insider the means at hand, the "Wadco" readers have in the line of an outlet for any suggestions they might have relative to their work in the factory. Suppose Jessie J. in Dept. X. has an idea that she thinks woidd help in her own department or maybe some other department where the idea could be put into practice, wouldn't it be a good thing to put it across by using the ■"Wadco. *' The •"Wadco" solicits communications and suggestions, signed in full, on any subject of interest to its readers. Let us see who will be the first to start the ball a-rolling. Communications will be printed with the writers' names attached unless otherwise spec- ified. There are some who do not desire their names to be known. For those, the Editor will see to it that the name does not appeal". AMERICAN BANK ABROAD American Express Co. has estab- lished an office in Australia, the first American banking and foreign collec- tion institution granted permission to operate in thai country. Sunn- lucky people in Pawtucket. from the way chickens and turkeys are going over the line. BAG TOPICS Continued Selling has been termed a ''Sci- ence." It requires foresight, tact enthusiasm and a great deal of de- termination to make possible the ex- change of our creations for the wages we earn and are paid. We, here in the factory working to produce fine mesh hags, little realize the hours of thought and labor given by our ""Sales Fore-" in placing our prod- ucts in the hands of distibutors. Let us all back our Sales Force to the limit. How many have wondered as the years go by just what the rainbow of our lives is to be. Take for instance a beautiful Sunday", you and your friend are out walking. How often the remark ''I wish I were rich. I would do thus and so." How far away those riches seem, and. yet it is only a condition of mind. Many of our country's greatest and richest men were at one time poor as the poorest. They, like ourselves possessed hands to labor, and brains to think, and when jhands alone could make no progress they called to their assistance the latter. So let us think, and think hard to improve ourselves and our condition in life, and the "Rainbow will be there," never fear. FISH SCALE DEPT. Mrs. Casey was given a box of Handkerchiefs and $5.00 Gold piece by the girls working on the fishscale mesh. They gathered around very quietly with the view of surprising her at a few minutes before 1 o'clock. Friday. She stated she was much surprised and pleased on receiving the presents, afterward going around among the girls showing them. Miss Clara Guild was presented a $10.00 Gold Piece along with the com- pliments of the season by those who work with her. Miss Guild is Mr. Sweet s very capable assistant of a quiet and retiring disposition. She is a favorite with all. Hattie is your name Single is your station Happy be the little man That makes the alteration. It is rumored the girls of the mesh department intend holding a "Beau- ty Contest" in the near future. We know of quite a few who are inter- est d. HEALTH TALKS BY -I MISS BERTHA COTE CONGEST I OX OF THE LUNGS Active congestion of the lungs (too much blood circulating through the lungs) may occur as a result of in- creasi d hear! action or from the in- halation of hot air or irritating sub- stances. As a result of diseases which interfere locally with the circulation, the lung capillaries may become dis- turbed. A certain form of congestion is due to some obstacle to the return flow of Llood to the heart, as in valvular dis- ease, particularly of the left side of the heart. When congestion occurs as the re- sult of abnormal condition of other organs, the treatment is directed to a removal of the cause. A physician should always be consulted and his orders followed verv carefully. (Signed) BERTHA G. COTE, R. I. X. ACCTDEXTS DUE TO FATIGUE Accidents may happen to workers simply because they are overtired. Elimination of fatigue is therefore one of the most vital of safety mea- sures, we are told by Frank B. and Lillian M. Gilbreth in a paper read before the National Safety Council in Boston and printed in The Iron Trade Review (Cleveland. Ohio) Shon welfare study of all kinds in- eluding that of the el ; mina f ion of eye-strain by proper coloring, and that of ascertaining the eas : est and fewest motions necessary to accomp- lish a given item of work, tends di- rectly toward the reduction of fati- gue and is hence an important mea- sure of accident prevention. Dr,. a^d Mrs. Gilbreth lay great stress on the efficacy of white paint, which they greatly prefer to the " battleship gray" or other neittral tones now generally used by manufacturers of machine tools or m^tal-working eouipment. These were chosen to re- duce glare, but after some year> of study the authors are convinced that w' i!f e is the better color for such pur- noses. I'LL DO ALL I CAN! WILL YOU? WAD CO NEWS MIDDLEBORO PLEASE ANSWER FACTORY RESTAURANT PATRONS HAD NOT ARRIVED. This is not a busy scene by any means in the factory restaurant and gives a very poor idea of the amount of business done. It so happened the photographer who took the picture happened to set up his camera before many of regular diners had arrived. X.MAS RUSH OVER" Now that the Xmas rush is over many are thankful and feel they can take things a little easier. But, from all indications, there will be very lit- tle let up. Already sample lines are in full swing for the New Year's busi- S. How many realize the amount of monev they represent? Suffice to say, the Whiting & Davis sample lines gotten up throughout the year which ke~p so many busy, has a value com- parable to the entire output of many well-known lesser concerns. ABOUT THE FACTORY "ixtensive alterations to the factory office are now practically completed. Mr. Ileintz, who under the previous system was in the front office, has re- moved to the new factory office, where he will look after production, one of tin' most important brandies of the business, especially in times like the pie cut when customers want imme- diate service or none at all. Fred Thompson of the Maintenance Dept., is very much pleased with the new "Band Saw" recently instated in his department. Fred says it fills a Long fell want and will help greatly in his work. XMAS IN THE FACTORY Employees to the number of 658 were given a very useful present in the form of a Superite Pencil this Xmas. Many expressed their ap- preciation of the gift remarking "Just what I wanted." Cards were also distributed. The Office had a Xmas celebration with the aid of a small Xmas tree on which were hung the various gifts. Ed. Manchester, who was the Santa, distributed the gifts. Harvey got a red t ; e, just like Ed. Osterholm. I'll bet he don't wear it. Florence Aus- tin gave a selection on the Under- wood. During the festivities candy, cookies, apples, etc., were in great plenty. Mamie Heckmann, the well-known and efficient foreladv of the Ship- ping: Dent, was remembered bv the girls in Peaceful Valley, (that's the name of her Dept., so when you see it in the "Wadco" hereafter you will k^ow who we mean) about 12 of them presented Mamie a $10.00 Cold piece and A Chinese Work Basket. Cake Gaudy and Fruit were free in the Valley. SPIRAL (URLS CELEBRATE Why are we without news from our Middleboro correspondents! In the past they have given the readers of the Wadco many good items of in- t< rest. Don 't quit, keep up the -rood work. Many have missed your col- umn. Team No. 1 of the Girls' Bowling League would like to travel to Middle- boro at a near date and roll a match eame with the Middleboro "Star The remaining three teams in the League can't seem to get going, and Team No. 1 can't afford to deterior- ate by lack of practice. Don't forget "Us Girls" are in need of an outing including the chauffeurs and our edi- tor. The Whiting Chain Co. was a lively place at Recess time, Friday afternoon; about 45 of its employees indulged in a Grab. A great many amusing things happened, of course they always do. Joe McGrath pulled a Bunny Rabbit, Carrie Salley fol- lowed up her red string to a definite conclusion, this should be enough, for we are rather timid in printing just what was on its end . Many wanted to see, but we draw the cur- tain. Robert Blaine was the really lucky man. He won a real live roos- ter, and a R. I. Red at that. SOLDERED AND UNSOLDERED MESH DEPT. Standing on benches, chairs and anything that came to hand, the girls of the two departments surrounded Bill Sweet, department head, and pre- sented a token of their esteem in the form of a .+20.00 gold piece. Now fel- lows, he's some popular, and we're going to have his "picture" in the "Wadco.'' Couldn't do it this time, he's so bashful. A grab was indulged by those present Ho the number of 35. Miss Ilattie Coombs was also re- membered by the girls, receiving a $5 gold piece and a cut glass berry bowl. Ilattie is working in Dept. A at pres ent getting out samples. At the Friday morning recess, the trirls s-athered around Miss Vera Pfanstiehl and Minna Simpson and presented each a $5 grold niece. Miss Er'ene Parker and Miss Elsie Hem- ingson were the presentation commit- ter. Thre was something doing every minute. I'LL DO ALL I CAN, WILL YOU? BLUE SKY LAW NEEDED Richard Spillane, in Philadelphia Public Ledger, says it is estimated by leading bankers of Middle West that the horde of swindlers who swept over the agricultural belt in the Mush days of 1919-1920 sellinu- fake stocks rob- bed the Farmers of $2,000,000,060. CAUGHT IN THE MESH Factory Truck In the above picture you see the factory truck with Mr. Albert Roes- sler at the wheel. Note the beautiful roses growing, on the yard fence. Looks good to us. we'll say. Oh for the Good Old Summer Time! FAVORITE SAYINGS OF THOSE IN ASSEMBLY ROOM The mesh room employees wish to tha k Mr. Whiting for the useful tok- en he gave each one Xmas, and wish him a happy and prosperous new- year. Harriet Sirois and Arthur Benoit wish to thank the girls of the mesh department for the useful Xmas pres- ents received. Harriet especially wants it known that she greatly ap- preciates the gift. Wonder why Cora Lumnah gets weak every time the Studio is men- tioned. Blanche LaPlante wants to know if there is an eleventh commandment? Viz. : Mind your own business. The girls of the unsoldered mesh would ask of "Bud" if the leading- lady likes her new ring. Sam's girl is tall and slender, My girl is fat and low, Sam's girl wears silks and satins, My girl wears calico. Sam's girl is swift and speedy. My girl is demure and good. Do yon think I'd swap for Sam's girl? Von know darn well I w^ould. Mary Jovce — "Ain't that too bad." Mrs. Stark— "My Slars!" Josie Faas — "Me and George." B lie Read— "I was first." Lizzie Hart man — "I ain't got it done yet." Mae Fallon — "A party told me that knew."' Evelyn R. — "Apple, prune and mince. ' ' •Teanrtte R. — " 'ootchy cootchy!" Lillie J.— "Can I go?" Mol lie Mac — "Twenty-four years." Stella J. — "When I was in New- York. " Certie Wolfe— "Me and Billy." Elsie Quirk— "Censored." Gene Esau — "Ray, come here." Mrs. MacGregor — "Out West in Georgia. ' ' Alice Booth— "What will I have for supper? " Geo. Mac— "Got any hay?" Lillian Johnson — "What color is the number plate?" Elsie Greenhalge — "Love me, love my dog." Helen — "Don't go out at five o'- clock." Jennie K — "I'm so sleepy." Edith Marble — "Got anv work for me?" Mr. J. O. Gagnon reports the ar- rival of a baby girl, December 30. ( 'ongratiilations. J. 0. Now comes Al DeBlois, who seems capable of drawing long sighs. This he does when looking in an opposite direction from the widow. Who is it, Al? BOSSES" A well known writer makes the statement that every man, no matter how big he may be, has- a boss, and that many employees don't like the idea of having to obey orders, and hope the day will come when they will do the bossing themselves. They im- agine that the boss has no boss. This is a false notion for all of us are un- der authority, and must toe the line of duty or sink. If everyone could but get it into his or her head that everyone else is subject to orders, there would be less discontent and more happiness in the w r orld. GROWING A NEW SUIT How does a crab grow? Does his armor increase in size to accommo- date his body as it becomes larger and larger? As a matter of fact it does not ; the shell never alters at all. The .crab, like a growing boy, re- quires a new suit every now and then to cover his growing limbs. He grows slowly inside his shell, until a day comes when he simply cannot bear it any longer. Then he retires to the safest hiding-place that he can find, and a curious process be- gins. Grasping a tuft of seawerd firmly with his legs, he begins to move his body about inside his shell. In a short time a crack appears across the back. Through this the crab gradually heaves out his soft body. Then after a short rest he sets to work on the long business of un- sheathing his claws, legs and feelers, each of which is drawn out of its armoured covering, just as a sword is pulled from the scabbard. Your crab is now the most defence- Leaj creature imaginable; not only is his body as soft as butter, but he is quite unable to move, for the unshell- i"g process has completely exhausted him. He remains perfectly still, trusting that he is well concealed from foe*. And as he w r aits you can see him growing. There was not room for much expansion inside the shell, so he makes up for lost time once he is out of it. In a short time a new shell begins to form, and before many weeks have passed he is as well armoured as ever and several sizes larger.